I believe I forgot to tell you one Anecdote: When I first came to this House it was late in the afternoon, and I had ridden 35 miles at least. “Madam” said I to Mrs Huston “is it lawfull for a weary Traveller to refresh himself with a Dish of Tea provided it has been honestly Smuggled, or paid no Duties”?
“No sir, said she, we have renounced all Tea in this Place. I cant make Tea, but I’le make you Coffee.” Accordingly I have drank Coffee every afternoon since, and have borne it very well. Tea must be universally renounced. I must be weaned, and the sooner, the better."
- letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 1774
(I love them so very much. You have no idea.)